Do you have an upcoming audition for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, broken down by character.
Since Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a contemporary musical, the following songs are from contemporary shows as well. In addition, there are lots of pop/rock vibes below in order to match the style of the show.
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Step 1: Read your audition details
Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:
Step 2: Get to know the show
In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to read through the synopsis while listening to the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie cast album➝.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide whether you’d like to audition for the ensemble or a specific character. Just keep in mind that if you audition for a specific character, you still might not be chosen for that particular role.
There’s usually a spot on the audition form asking if you are open to being in the ensemble or accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every role is important, and you will earn valuable experience in a show.
And on that same note, even if you audition for the ensemble (and not a specific character), there’s always a chance you might get chosen for a leading/supporting role!
To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.
Hugo Battersby / Loco Chanelle
“A Little Luck” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Unstoppable” – Tootsie
“Whaddya Do” – Tootsie
“When You Say Vegas” – Honeymoon in Vegas
“Charlie’s Soliloquy” – Kinky Boots
“Hold Me In Your Heart” – Kinky Boots
“Not My Father’s Son” – Kinky Boots
“Sex is in the Heel” – Kinky Boots
“I Miss the Mountains” – Next to Normal
“Playing Nancy” – Groundhog Day
“Smiling” – Jagged Little Pill
“Where Did the Rock Go?” – School of Rock
“Remember This” – The Mad Ones
“Say the Word” – The Mad Ones
“The Girl Who Drove Away” – The Mad Ones
“This Time” – Now. Here. This.
“Nothing Stops Another Day” – Ghost
“On the Edge” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“Where Am I Now?” – Lysistrata Jones
“Hold On” – Lysistrata Jones
“The Mirror-Blue Night” – Spring Awakening
“When She Smiles” – Lysistrata Jones
“Something About Her” – Pretty Woman
“This is Not An Exit” – American Psycho
“We Look to You” – The Prom
“I’m Not Falling for That” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“Just Breathe” – The Prom
“When I Go” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!
“I Don’t Need Your Love” – Six
“On and On and On” – We Aren’t Kids Anymore
“Requiem” – Dear Evan Hansen
“Run Away With Me” – The Mad Ones
“Soul of a Man” – Kinky Boots
“No Turning Back Now” – Circles
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie:
• “It Isn’t Easy” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Meet Me at the Gates, Marcus James” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
• “That’s All I Got➝” from Other Desert Cities (Trip)
• “The Pact” in The Acting Coach Approach: 48 Monologues for Kids➝
• “Unteachable” in The Best Men’s Monologues from New Plays, 2019➝
Final Step: Prepare for your audition
After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!
Want more songs? Check out these DIY Rep Books for EVERY vocal type!
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, along with which characters sing in each of them. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for character research purposes.
* That said, if you’ve specifically been asked to sing a song from the show, you can find the sheet music for the best possible audition songs below.
“And You Don’t Even Know It” – Jamie, Miss Hedge, Ensemble
“The Wall in My Head” – Jamie
“Spotlight” – Pritti, Ensemble
“The Legend of Loco Chanel (And the Blood Red Dress)” – Hugo, Ensemble
“If I Met Myself Again” – Margaret
“Work of Art” – Miss Hedge, Jamie, Dean, Ensemble
“Over the Top” – Hugo, Ensemble
“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” – Ensemble
“Limited Edition Prom Night Special” – Jamie, Ray, Margaret
“It Means Beautiful” – Pritti
“Ugly in This Ugly World” – Jamie
“He’s My Boy” – Margaret
“My Man, Your Boy” – Jamie, Margaret
“Prom Song” – Ensemble
“Finale” – Company
“Out of the Darkness (A Place Where We Belong)” – Company
Which of these audition songs for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie did you choose?
And what role are you auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.
Need extra help? Just go through this free audition prep checklist!
Author: Stacy Karyn
Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.